While it would be great to have an Undo button, even a multiple Undo button to backtrack our seeming mistaken choices, our life and choices don't have such capacity.
[Doogie reminded me after worship of the old single action “undo” which works in any application: CTRL-Z. In the example from the sermon, after hitting “q” by mistake, if you then press CTRL-Z, it will undo the “q” and return your highlighted text. Tap any other key after “q,” then you’re toast – CTRL-Z will only undo your last action/keystroke. Go ahead; try it ... and thank Doogie!]
The passage from Exodus shows Pharaoh second guessing his decision to free the Hebrew slaves following the Passover tragedy that afflicted his people.
At the same time, as the fleeing Hebrews come to the Red Sea, their sarcastic and caustic comments reveal their second guessing about leaving the safety and security of enslavement in Egypt for freedom under Moses' and God's direction.
The second guessing gets put aside by the Hebrews thanks to Moses' leadership, but no one gives an contrary counsel to Pharaoh. Tragedy multiplies for the Egyptians as a result.
In Matthew 25, the parable of the talents hinges on the conduct of the third servant, the one who hides his master's entrusted funds rather than using them to build abundance. That servant tells us his motivation, and that tells us a lot about second guessing.
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